Do You Burn Calories When You Fart?
D we burn calories when we fart? This question may sound ridiculous. But, you’ll be surprised how many people ask this question or wonder the answer. Well, here’s the answer.
I Just Passed Gas, Let Me Check The Scale
The internet has been riddled with responses to this question. Since around 2012, this question has been asked on sites like Reddit and Facebook.
According to an article by Women’s Health, they said that one fart burns 67 calories. They say it’s the same amount of calories you would burn if you walk for 15-minutes or do burpees for six minutes.
Breaking The Bad News or Breaking Wind?
If you think you’re gonna just sit on the couch and fart about 30 times to lose calories, I hate to break the news to you. But, that won’t do anything for you. Health Digest talked to Tanya B. Freirich, a nutritionist and registered dietitian for Sweet Nova, she says that passing excess gas from your digestive system happens when your muscles relax. If you want to burn calories, there has to be activation of your muscles. Passing gas is considered inaction.
Forcing One Out
First off, if you’re forcing gas out of you to lose calories that’s not healthy for you. Forcing anything out of your body isn’t healthy. That’s just common knowledge. But Women’s Health talked to Dr. Matthew R. Pittman. Pittman said that, “Even if you experienced the most violent, explosive fart you can imagine, it would be pretty difficult to burn calories during it.”
Even though passing gas may make you feel relieved and lighter, it’s not actually doing active work to burn calories, so you lose weight. Health Digest published an article on what your farts are telling you about your health. It may not be burning calories, but it could mean something is wrong with your digestive system.
Wanna know more about this? We have more in today’s edition of a Few Things You Should Know.